Grab Your Best Gals: Downtown Holland's Girlfriends Weekend Is Back!

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Downtown Holland, West Michigan's premier shopping and dining destination, recently shared plans for this year's Girlfriends Weekend event, scheduled for Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3, 2024.

During this popular three-day event, women are invited to celebrate their friendships as they shop, wine, dine and indulge in Downtown Holland. Registration ($50 per person) includes a swag bag stuffed with fun goodies, a coupon book full of savings to over 60 participating Downtown Holland shops and restaurants, hands-on activities and classes at participating merchants, the chance to win great giveaways, a pub crawl with live music and more.




"Since 2009, our merchants have been welcoming hundreds of women to Downtown Holland the first weekend in March for Girlfriends Weekend," said Kara de Alvare, Downtown Holland Marketing Coordinator. "For so many moms, aunts, sisters, daughters, and friends, Girlfriends Weekend provides a very rare opportunity for them to finally relax, reconnect and recharge while having the time of their lives together! We're so honored to be able to provide that opportunity to busy women everywhere right here in Downtown Holland."




Girlfriends Weekend officially kicks off on Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m., where attendees can enjoy a complimentary mimosa at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel while picking up their name badges, swag bags, Girlfriends Weekend brochure and event tickets. From 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., attendees are invited to spend the day exploring Downtown Holland's shops and restaurants, enjoying in-store activities and attending exclusive classes.

That evening from 8-11 p.m., Girlfriends Weekend attendees are invited to Friday Night Live! As part of the event, Downtown Holland bars and restaurants, including Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant, the Curragh Irish Pub, Hops at 84 East, New Holland Brewing, and Waverly Stone, will each feature live local music and Girlfriends Weekend drink specials for attendees. A cash bar will also be available at each participating establishment.




Saturday, March 4 begins with a delicious breakfast and fashion show at the beautiful Haworth Hotel and Conference Center. This high-energy style show will highlight the latest spring collections of clothes, shoes, jewelry and other accessories that can only be found in Downtown Holland's locally owned boutiques. A plated breakfast with coffee and juice will also be served. Tickets are $25 with a Girlfriends Weekend registration.




The rest of Saturday is free for attendees to shop 'til they drop, wine, and dine at a number of cafes and restaurants, and indulge in manis, pedis and more at participating Downtown Holland businesses. Attendees can also participate in a number of free in-store activities and classes all day long, including custom candle making, sip and shops, mini makeovers, trunk shows, cocktail making classes, chair massages and more.

Come Saturday night, Girlfriends Weekend will host a Nashville-themed bash at the "Gone Country" Party at the Holland Civic Center Place from 8-11 p.m. The "Gone Country" Party will feature a DJ and dancing, a free photo booth, fun party favors, a cash bar and live entertainment. Attendees are encouraged to join the fun by dressing the part with their cowboy hats, boots and rhinestones galore! Tickets to the "Gone Country" Party are an additional $10 each.

Advance registration for Girlfriends Weekend is required online. While overnight accommodations are not included in the Girlfriends Weekend registration price, accommodations are available in Downtown Holland within walking distance to all activities at the Courtyard Marriott, the Haworth Hotel, and Tulyp Hotel. Visit the hotel page on the Girlfriends Weekend website for details on how to book your stay.




Girlfriends Weekend is proudly sponsored by Hops at 84 East, Pretties Intimate Apparel, and the Poppy Peach, with in-kind support from the Courtyard Marriott, the Holland Civic Center Place, Jean Marie's and West Michigan Woman. For more information on Girlfriends Weekend, visit the website or contact the Downtown Holland office at 616.796.1210 or [email protected].

Courtesy of West Michigan Woman.

 Photos Courtesy of Downtown Holland. 


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